Event Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the decision has been taken to postpone the Lions of the North Book Talk and Exhibition Viewing until later in the year. 

At present we are unable to confirm the new date, or when we will be in a position to announce it.  However please be assured that we will update our website as soon as we have further information.  

All tickets already purchased have now been refunded. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued support and understanding.   

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact info@alnwickcastle.com

A talk by Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland

Join us in the Guest Hall of Alnwick Castle as Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland and author of 'Lions of the North', explores the long history of the Percy family and Alnwick Castle from a unique and personal perspective.

Generations of Percy family members have played vital parts in great historical events, from the Norman Conquest to the two World Wars, and the castle, once battered by marauding armies, is now a major tourist attracton. In 'Lions of the North', The Duke draws on his unparalleled access to the Percy archives to paint a fascinating portrait of this British dynasty and its survival against the odds.

After the talk there will be an opportunity to see the new 'Lions of the North' exhibition, inspired by the book. Please note that access to the exhibition is via two fights of stairs.

Tickets for this event can be purchased below or via eventbrite. You also have the option to purchase copies of the book for collection on the evening of the talk.
Event Information
  • Entry to Alnwick Castle will be via the Iron Railings on Castle Square (NE66 1NG).
  • If parking for this event, please park on the nearby streets (Bailiffgate Road, The Peth, Ratten Row, Walkergate or the public car parks on Greenwell Road). Do not park in the main castle car park on Denwick Lane as there will be no access to the castle from this car park.
  • Gates to the castle will open at 6:45pm.
  • The talk will begin at 7:15pm. The event will finish at approximately 9:30pm.
  • Audio, video or photographic recordings are not permitted at any time during the event.
  • For more information regarding this event please call Alnwick Castle on 01665 511100.

Event Dates

The event is taking place on dates highlighted in red.